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damage control punishment in the embarrassing secret service sex scandal. >> the agency is getting rid of agents. but some say that's not enough. >> hi, everybody. i'm mary bubala. >> i'm kai jackson. here's what people are talking about. >> the secret service is cleaning house. three unnamed agents are being forced out in response to a prostitution scandal that is shaking up the agency. >> reporter: three secret service agents are out of a job for their involvement in the columbian prostitution scandal. and lawmakers expect others soon will be. >> my understanding is there will be more resignations coming in the next day or so. >> reporter: already, one supervisor has been fired. another supervisor forced to retire, and a third agent resigned. eight others remain on administrative leave, with
their security clearance suspended. some members of the team allegedly hired prostitutes, after a night of partying in cartagena, ahead of president obama's arrival. congressman peter king says there is no evidence drugs played a role. but says the agency's investigation will be thorough. >> a number of them are right now undergoing drug tests and polygraphs. >> reporter: the white house has expressed disappointment in the scandal but is standing by the secret service director. one republican senator is suggesting the president's leadership is partly to blame. >> that sounds very much like a lawmaker attempting to politicize something that is not at all political. >> reporter: the secret service is moving aggressively to get to the bottom of the scandal, with investigators on the ground in columbia and washington. the agency continues to brief members of congress and one hearing is expected next week. at the white house, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news.
>> at least 10 members of the military who were staying at the same hotel are also under investigation. >> she's charged with a heinous crime. today, the woman who admits to killing a new mother and stealing her baby, goes before a judge. vic is in the newsroom with that story. vic? >> the nurse charged with stealing a baby from his dying mother's arms, tells a judge, she understands she is facing capital murder charges. 33-year-old verna mclane is being held without bond. she spoke softly and looked down during today's hearing. police say mcclane waited outside for a random woman with a baby. she's accused ofil canning 28- year-old kayla gordon and snatching her 3-day-old son. the baby was found safe and is now back to his mom. -- father. >> mcclane recently suffered a miscarriage and was desperate for a child. a new case broken wide open. christine jared was last seen
in her home in january 1991. today, her husband, 57-year-old robert jared, is charged with her murder, acting on new information, police searched jared's home and found the remains of a woman believed to be his wife, under the floridas of a shed, buried in concrete. wjz will bring you more on the shocking news coming up at 5:00 and 6:00. the mother of baltimore native yeardley love, wants school leaders to do more to protect women against domestic violence. sharon love wants to make sure what happened to her daughter doesn't happen to anyone else. >> reporter: that's right. sharon love is speaking out for the first time since yeardley's death and george huguely's conviction. and she wants to make laws even tougher for violent domestic offenders. >> our lives will never be the same. >> reporter: following the conviction of her daughter's one-time boyfriend, george huguely, sharon love throws her support behind the renewal of
the violence against women act. >> my daughter was murdered almost two years ago at the university of virginia, by an out-of-control lacrosse player, with a violent past. >> reporter: love was joined by vice president joe biden, who helped pass the original law in 1994. >> look what she went through. my god. >> reporter: sherry parliament is with house of ruth, maryland, one of nation's leading do domestic violence issues. >> they're speaking about the partner violence. we know one in four women will be in an abusive relationship at some point in their lives. so it's very important that we talk about this issue. >> reporter: the violence against women act, has already allocated billions of dollars. reauthorizing the law would expand financing for domestic violence programs. >> we are beneficiary, acts against women program. it's not just the work we do,
it's the work that many other organizations like us do to provide support for victims. >> reporter: george huguely faces up to 26 years in prison. >> reporter: and wjz has also learned that sharon and yeardley's sister planned to file a wrongful death lawsuit. jessica kartalija, wjz eyewitness news. >> jessica, thank you. george huguely will be sentenced in august. hundreds of lives were lost in the united states on this day 17 years ago. ♪ [ music ] today, oklahoma governor mary falon took part in a ceremony to honor victims of the 1995 oklahoma city bombing. 168 people were killed and 500 hurt when a bomb exploded at the murrah federal building. timothy mcveigh and terry nichols were convicted on charges of the attack. mcveigh was executed. nichols is serving life in prison. attack that coincides with
the branch davidian raid that occurred two years earlier. in 1993, federal militants launched a military-style assault on the compound. the 50-day standoff started after members of a religious sect. attorney general janet reno and the atf were highly criticized for the way that raid was done. going green this earth day weekend. bwi and pepco are showing off their high-profile solar energy projects. solar panels are now on the garage. also unveiled for the first time is the electric vehicle charging station. the solar panels are a $21 million package, designed to reduce energy usage and costs at the airport. the air feels a little cleaner after the rain washes the pollen away. the sun has been in and out all day and the air is mild.
wjz has weather and traffic together. i know, tim, that you like that the rain washed some of the pollen away. i know you suffer from allergies. >> you know, mary, the key is some. because there's still a lot out there. all you have to do is look at your car and you see. of course the cycle continues. the rain soaks into the ground. it start the to -- starts to just ignite the trees and the flowers and starts all over again. but right now, we're looking at a nice afternoon, clear skies. temperatures, 69 degrees. 63 in oakland. 72 in cumberland valley. 54 in ocean city, where the winds have been coming in from the northeast. that's been bringing in a cooler breeze off the water. there is a surge of warmth headed our way. today, we are going up to ross. tomorrow, mid-70s. and then we start to look at more rain moving in our direction. we'll talk about it coming up in your complete updated first warning forecast. >> tim, thank you. let's check on the roads with kristy breslin with wjz traffic control.
>> hi, everyone. we already have quite a few delays out there on the beltway. travel on the west side inner loop, stop and go there, over to security boulevard. the top side inner loop, also struggling in that direction. that's from greenspring avenue to dulaney valley. the outer loop, not clear as well. if you're traveling on the north side outer loop, you can expect just a couple minutes there, from dulaney valley road to charles street. and northbound 95, slow traffic there from the 895 split, past the beltway on that northeast corner. as far as the jones falls expressway goes, if you're traveling in that northbound direction, because of all of that construction at 28th street, we do have a delay, beginning at president's street, well past 28th. and other accidents include a southbound 29, at river's edge. let's go and take a live look. as you can see, the left most lane in both directions is taken away. and it's definitely affecting the jones falls expressway. that delay runs well past 28th street. this traffic report is brought to you by the cochran firm. if you or someone you know has suffered a personal injury, call 1-800-the firm, or visit
them online for your free consultation. back to you. >> thank you. as comebacks go, it is off the charts. researchers are finding a population explosion of blue crabs in the bay. alex demetrick runs some very promising numbers. >> reporter: a bushel was steamed up as a prop. but what was really hot was the announcement that went with it. >> i am now glad to report that the population of the blue crab is now at a 19-year high. round of applause. >> reporter: according to this year's blue crab survey, 764 million spent the winter in the bay. and juveniles reached a record high of almost 600 million, triple last year's $207 million. >> having that many young crabs in the bay is just great news. because those are the crabs that are going to support the fishery later this summer and in the fall. >> reporter: every winter, maryland and virginia biologists dredge the bay's
bottom, where crabs burrow into the mud. and while the survey is not a census, it has proved to be a useful tool n.2008, it found crab numbers were plunging. and the state put harvest restrictions on females. now, with the numbers climb, watermen are hoping they will ease the restrictions. >> reporter: but higher numbers won't mean fewer restrictions this year. although there could be a little wiggle room. especially in late fall, when crabs go mostly to packing houses. the ban on catching females then might be eased by a week or so. it's femalesmales that control the future. >> they're going to be responsible for creating the next generation. and there's a lot of them. >> and there will be plenty for maryland tables this summer. alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> the last time the bay crab population was this healthy was in 1993. you know what i'm going to say. >> say it. >> females control the future.
>> hasn't it always been that way? >> yes. >> see, i accept it. i accept it and i embrace it. >> you're a modern reformed man, kai. your wife appreciates that. >> i've been beaten into submission. that's what it really is. here's one for the profile. post your picture on facebook. is it breaking the law? a musician says, only god is responsible for the stars. calcal ripken puts on in joplin, missouri. and the rain is gone. meteorologist tim williams will be updating our first warning weather forecast. ♪
incriminating photo on his facebook page. take a look. this is michael baker. stealing gas from a police cruiser. the 20-year-old says it started as a joke. but police weren't laughing. they arrested baker and charged him with theft by unlawful taking. now, officers say they planned to buy gas caps that lock. a flash mob theft is caught on tape inside a nordstrom in portland, oregon. this group of teens were snatching clothes off of shelfs and putting them if bags. by the time police arrived, the teen his fled. detectives say they managed to escape with more six jackets, worth more than $500. cal ripken, jr., is helping to rebuild tornado-ravaged homes in the south. his 13-city stop begins in joplin, missouri. >> reporter: it's been a familiar sight in joplin for the past few months. but what made this day different, besides the 10-foot
pink bunny, orioles' ironman, cal ripken, jr. partnering with the energizer bunny and habitat for humanity, the 19-time all-star took a swing with the hammer. >> i hadn't driven a nail the whole time. but when i was a kid, my dad was a pretty handy guy. he would give us instruction, the same way he gave us instruction about the baseball bat. make sure you use the full length of the hammer. make sure you hit it hard and all of those things. so i developed a little guilt. i have a little hand-eye coordination. >> his hand-eye coordination will be put to the test. >> when the energizer group approached, they approached us and then we had 59 conversations about coordinated events. it's great to have energizer bunnies here. and they also donated $10,000. of course we're excited about it. >> reporter: ripken's impact, not only felt by the nails but
by the family who will call this foundation home. >> it's such an amazing experience. to have such loving people who take out their time and come dedicate it to us. it's so amazing. and all the volunteers, as well as cal ripken and the volunteers here. it's the best i've ever had. >> i've always been uncomfortable with the attention received as a baseball player. but i've found that you can use that attention for positive impact. >> and he is making such a positive impact. another bumpy day on wall street. >> the markets reached the roller coaster ride. dow continues. s&p down 8. alexis christoforous has tonight's cbs money watch update. >> new figures suggest the economic recovery remains painfully slow. home sales fell more than 2 1/2% last month.
despite near record mortgage rates. and application for unemployment dipped last week. but investors were expecting a much bigger drop. they're say it shows the pace of hiring is slowing down. takeover talk continues to swirl around american airlines. there are reports that u.s. airways is preparing to launch a hospital takeover of the bankrupt carrier. american, which lost nearly $1.7 billion last quarter, says it's open to a merger, but not until it's out of bankruptcy. apple's 4s gave a boost to apple's bottom line. it helped the wireless unit grow at the fastest rate in three years. and taco bell's taco bake helped take on a new demand. the company says plans for cool ranch flavored shells are in the works. that's your money watch.
for more, go to cbsmoneywatch.com. in new york, i'm alexis christoforous. the entertainment world continues to mourn its oldest teenager, dick clark. the 82-year-old died of a heart attack during an outpatient procedure yesterday. clark hosted american bandstand. and new year's eve, rocking eve special for more than 30 years. he won six prime time emmys during that time. and also managed to revolutionize music on television. >> had blacks and whites dance together. unheard of then. a lot of young people watching said, what? that's crazy. that was crazy, then, to put that on. risk-taking. >> reporter: clark suffered a massive stroke in 2004. that limited his tv appearances. but he didn't let that stop him from co-hosting the new year's rocking eve special, with ryan seacrest, up until his death. a challenge to do good, from kevin bacon. how university of maryland
students impressed the actor. and why some walked away with $5,000. i'm andrea fujii. that's just ahead on wjz eyewitness news. military photo scandal. what afghanistan's president wants u.s. troops to do right away. the sun has been in and out all day. but the rain is gone. is there more on the way? >> wjz 13 is always on. for the top stories on wjz.com, instant updates and first warning weather all the time, click wjz.com. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
we have recovered pretty nicely, mr. williams, from yesterday's rain. >> yeah, you know. we got just enough to kind of moisten the ground. take away some of the immediate fire concerns. and just enough to, you know, make it messy on your car, with all the pollen mixed in now. it's just a mess out there. but it is a pretty mess because it's dry. and it's going to be about 70 degrees for two days, today and tomorrow. and it's going to be a very nice spring stretch. until saturday. then we have another bit of
weather to talk about. right now, we're at 69 degrees. and we have the spring-like temperatures. average right now is 66 degrees. so we're just above that. it's a delightful day. 43% relative humidity. wind from the east, at 6 miles per hour. 30.05 is the barometer reading. and around the state, temperatures ranging from right around the low side, 54 degrees in ocean city. to about 72. look at cumberland and d.c. we have 69 in elkton. sketch in oak -- 67 in oakland. 66 in annapolis. on kent island as well. we have 66 in westminster. 69 in columbia. and 72, as we mentioned, down in d.c. winds are coming with an easterly component. 6-mile-per-hour winds from the east at bwi marshall. winds coming in off the ocean are bringing cooler air to the city. they have been reporting temperatures cooler than everyone else in the state. northeast winds, around d.c. and down around easton as well. so the temperatures are going to level out today in the low
70s. upper 60s to low 70s as a result. this is what we're watching now. the rain that mary just talked about that has moved now offshore. still down around the carolinas. but they are off to the south. so high pressure dominating the forecast for for the next day or so. into today and early saturday. this system is moving across the great plains. starting to make its way across the region. clouds will start to increase saturday. and early plans on saturday should be okay. but the later you get into the day saturday, the better chances you have for rain to kind of start to take over the day. these showers are going to be out ahead of the front. the front will start to move through on saturday, into saturday night. chances of thunderstorms on saturday night. and then lingering rain on sunday. much like yesterday, with just dampness all through the day. not a washout sunday. but it's not going to be a pretty day. we have soaking rain in our forecast for late saturday and into sunday. sunset today at 7:49. south winds on the bay, at 5 to
10 knots. that's going backwards there. we're going to 7:49 is your sunset time as you mentioned. going down to around 48 degrees, our normal is 44. so we're right on target. then for tomorrow, back into the 70s. warm and with sunshine. the few clouds out there. a delightful friday. wouldn't be surprised if a few folks don't make it to work. >> i'm not saying anything. thanks, tim. don't miss tonight's prime time cbs lineup at 10:00. it's another episode of the mentalist, then stay tuned for eyewitness news at 11:00. lots more ahead on eyewitness news at 4:30. the search resumes today for the first missing child ever to appear on a milk carton. ted nugent and the secret service. what? the gun-log -- what the gun- loving rock and roller said that prompted conversation. did the cruise ship ignore another boat in distress? shaky cease-fire. the u.n. today in syria. and what it means.
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it's 4:30. 69 degrees and sunny. hello, everyone. thanks for staying with eyewitness news. i'm vic carter. >> and i'm denise koch. here's what people are talking about. >> putting an end to the violence. the united nations and syria force the country to end a fragile cease-fire. syrian forces are still shelling parts of the country. >> reporter: syrian and u.n. officials signed a deal. defining the rules for peacekeepers, monitoring the country's cease-fire. a small team of unarmed observers is damascus. but the united nations is pushing to send in 300 monitors quickly, to try to bring peace to the region. despite the week-old cease-fire between government and opposition forces, explosions are still battering rebel towns like holmes. >> the past few days, in
particular, has brought reports of minute and escalating violence. >> reporter: foreign ministers met thursday in paris and called the u.n. peace plan the last hope to end the crisis. >> i think we are all here out of a sense of great frustration and outrage over what we see occurring in syria. >> reporter: u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton called for tougher u.n. action against syria, including a weapons embargo, if syria keeps violating the cease-fire. clinton stopped short of calling for military action. many syrians are tired of waiting, angry crowds mobbed u.n. peacekeepers wednesday, accusing the international community of ignoring the violence. tina kraus, wjz eyewitness news. >> more than 10,000 people have been killed in syria's 13 months of violence. 230,000 people have fled the country. >> president hamid karzai, wants wants to speed up the
departure of western troops in afghanistan. this comes days after american soldiers posing with dead insurgents become public. kai is in the newsroom with more. >> in a statement karzai called the statement inhumane and provocative. the obama administration has condemned the actions, shown in the photos. and the u.s. military has launched an investigation into the incidents. karzai is now seeking an accelerated and full transition into afghan forces. the nato force is scheduled to do this in 2014. >> responsibilities to the afghan police and army is the center of the u.s. exit strategy. aftermath of trayvon martin shooting. 17-year-old martin was unarmed when he was shot and killed by neighborhood watchman george zimmerman in february. zimmerman said it was self- defense. he was not initially arrested because of the state's stand your ground law, which allows people to use deadly force anywhere they feel a threat.
zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder in that case. lawyers for the man accused of a mass shooting in tucson are forced to hear arguments in court. jared lee loughner's attorneys want to end treatment at a facility where they are trying to make him psychologically fit for trial. rock and roll star, ted nugent, sits down with the secret service. the guitarist is set to meet with agents today, regarding recent comments he made to president obama. at the national rifle association, nugent said, quote, if barack obama becomes president again, i will either be dead or in jail by this time next year. end quote. some question whether nugent was alluding to violence against the president. the musician's comments are getting more scrutiny because he endorsed gop presidential
candidate, mitt romney. a lone pilot took off from louisiana and headed to sarasota, when he suddenly began flying circles. firefighters intercepted and watched it from the air as it crashed. the coast srd -- guard is now assisting in recovery efforts. space shuttle discovery rolls into its new home in the smithsonian. mary has more on the final journey. >> a ceremony celebrated the official handoff of discovery today by nasa, forcing this. the shuttle, attached to a boeing 747, landed at an airport outside of washington tuesday. the shuttle will now reside at the smithsonian air and space museum center, near dulles airport. discovery is the oldest of nasa's orbiters and had 148 million miles in space. vic, back to you. >> to mark the occasion, nasa is releasing new ring tones for your phone. including neil armstrong's famous words, one small step
for man, one giant leap for man kind. still hoping for rain. maryland is drying up. rain could be headed our way this weekend. let's take a live look outside right now, where the sun is shining. wjz has weather and traffic together. bob turk has the updated numbers from first warning weather. >> the rain was there. but didn't do a whole lot, except keep things moist. and it did reduce the fire danger at least. but we only got less than a quarter inch almost everywhere. in fact, the airport had even less than that. take a look at temperatures. 69 now. 72 in washington. 72 in cumberland. ocean city, the cooler spot there, down by the ocean, at 54 degrees. now, tomorrow looks like a really pleasant day. another surge of warm air coming in. ahead of that front. now, that front is likely to bring us some scattered shower and even some thundershower activity, late in the day on saturday, along with mild temps. but at least we have a chance of getting some rain this weekend. and with some luck, that front will stall out and give us a better chance of rain,
hopefully, late saturday night, and again on sunday. so the chances of rain are still there. vic? >> okay, bob. thank you. let's check on the roads now with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. things are still very busy out there. on the west side inner loop, that delay has extended. goes from 95 to security boulevard. on the top side inner loop, also a bit longer. now from green spring avenue, over to york road. and the outer loop, still struggling in that direction as well. from dulaney valley road, to charles street. it should only hold you up about 15 minutes. northbound 95, congestion there, from 395 to the fort mchenry tunnel. and several new accidents. crain highway at south main. bayard street at south russell. eastern avenue at cane street. and park heights avenue at west rogers. let's take a live look. you can see, there is the jones falls expressway. and obviously the construction is affecting your drive. so things are a bit slow from fayette street to well past 28th. this traffic report is brought
to you by accord restoration f. your property has been damaged by fire, flooding or storms, trust the restoration experts at accord. you can visit their website at accord restorations.com. back to you. former tennessee women's basketball coach, pat summit, will receive the presidential medal of freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. after 38 seasons, eight national championships and almost 1100 winds -- wins, the hall fame coach stepped down today. summit announced in early august, she has been diagnosed with early-onset dementia. >> and i can say, for almost four decades, it has been a privilege to make an impact on the lives of 161 women who have worn orange. >> holly warlook, a long-time assistant coach, will become the new coach. doing good in maryland with the help of kevin bacon. the act actor visits college
park to award the best charitable idea. >> reporter: a big round of applause for kevin bacon, who was on the university of maryland campus, challenging students to do good. >> by doing this kind of challenge, we're encouraging the idea of doing good and giving back. we're also trying to get new ideas ideas from them. >> reporter: the school of public policy center for philanthropy and nonprofit leadership, partners with bacon's charity, called six degrees.org. six teens were chosen as finalists for coming up with the best way to encourage change through social media. >> some of the ideas i've read, i'm just like, that's a great idea. >> reporter: student says the concept alone is inspiring. >> see how students don't have enough money to make a big difference. >> reporter: bacon, along with gary williams and nutrition expert joy bower, helped pick the winning do-gooder. and their winning votes went to
the people. students collected meals and gave them to shelters. >> we recognize the impact we could make if we connected food waste and hunger. >> reporter: bacon's goal is to use creativity, to help others, which he says every team accomplished. >> i think he's got a killer job. way to go. >> reporter: the food recovery network says so far, they've distributed 6700 meals to homeless shelters. with their win, they'll receive $5,000. i'm andrea fujii, wjz eyewitness news. >> college park's school of philanthropy, and nonprofit leadership is just two years old. school leaders hope this partnership with bacon will help it become a destination program. >> trev. stray strait ahead on eyewitness news -- straight ahead on eyewitness news at 4:00. >> how long will it be? >> i don't know, ma'am. they have to respond to life- threatening situations first. >> a frustrating call for help in the josh powell case. did the operator make a
a sandstorm sweeps across baghdad, making it difficult for people there there to breathe. as the blinding dust storm moves through. hospital emergency rooms are packed with people complaining about breathing problems. sandstorms are common in iraq. but several years of drought have aggravated it this year. a washington state dispatcher who took a 911 call from a social worker, just before josh powell killed himself and his children, is being reprimanded for how he handled the call. >> okay. how long will it be? >> enion, ma'am. they have -- i don't know, ma'am. they have to respond to life- threatening emergencies first. >> reporter: he is accused of
questioning the social worker for nearly seven minutes before sending deputies. powell attacked his sons with a hatchet before setting off a massive explosion in the home. he was also crrped a person of interest in the disappearance of his wife susan powell. a bombing, with originally more targets in mind. >> reporter: confessed killer, anders breivik says he wanted to detonate three car bombs and then drive around osslow on a mini motor bike, shooting people, until he was killed. the targets were the government district, the labor party's office, and possibly the royal palace. breivik says he decided that building them was too difficult. he admits to carrying out the attacks last july, but says he was acting to protect his country. 77 people were killed. vic? >> breivik says he also planned to behead norway's prime minister. a heavy windstorm nearly causes a tragedy. a freak storm with 60-mile-per-
hour winds, quickly turn on this small yacht. everyone on board did manage to escape. the same storm wreaked havoc on the set of the new james bond film. from the deck of a cruise ship, passengers spot a small fishing boat, drifting aimlessly off the boat. joel ilanagga explains. >> it's just unimaginable. >> reporter: jeff gilligan of northeast portland snapped this photo of a small, disabled fishing boat, about 130 miles off the coast of costa rica. gilligan and his friends were vacationing as passengers on a princess cruise line and bird watching off the ship's deck last month, when they saw this rudderless boat, with three men, trying to signal for help. >> this is a boat that had lost power and was out in this tropical ocean, far from land. >> reporter: and that's when gilligan immediately alerted crewmembers and sent frantic e- mails to the coast guard.
but the ship kept on going. leaving the tiny fishing vessel drifting at sea. two of the three men on board the small boat, died of dehydration. >> and while we were on the ship, the feeling of powerlessness, because we would have liked to somehow have gone over there and rescued him. >> this small boat was drifting for two weeks in the pacific ocean before the cruise ship passed. it was another two weeks before the lone survivor was rescued. a man who survived on rain water and rotting fish. some feel the distress call was ignored ask called two people their lives. >> one of the men lost has life and the other was a 16-year-old boy. princess cruise line is investigating. officers are tearing apart a new york city basement, as part of the investigation into the disappearance of 6-year-old eaton pats.
the building is about a block from where the family lived. pats vanished in 1999 on his way to school. he was the first missing child ever to have his face featured on the side of a milk carton. the search is expected to take as many as five days. a south carolina mcdonald's employee, accused of giving customers a little something extra in their drinks. a mother and daughter ordered two sweet teas, but instead received regular tea. after they sent it back, they decided to add their own sweetener at home. just before their first sip, they made a disgusting discovery. >> they go home, pop it off to put sugar this it. and lo and behold, they get to a very large chunk of bodily fluid and flem in the top of their drink. >> reporter: police say 19-year- old marvin washington was caught on surveillance, leaning over the drinks before filling them. he is charged with malicious tampering with food. a california family gets
trapped by unwanted visitors, thousands of bees. andrea minnettey reports on the man who came to their rescue. >> reporter: sally felkenins was concerned about her husband's original idea to take over the thousands of bees that took over their front yard. >> of course he didn't have a bee box. he was just going to use a box and probably take it to the park. and hopefully they would go on their merry way. >> reporter: so as you can imagine, she was thrilled when professional bee keepers came knocking, offer offering to take it off their hands. >> bees stung or attacked by the black and yellow swarm, stayed inside. but watched the beekeepers every move. >> most of them were in their netted gear. but there was one that was in charge that had -- he just came, put his hands in, in the bees. and -- no fear.
>> after using a smoker, sally says bees dropped right into the boxes. about five bee boxes, were placed on the front lawn. and the beekeeper will ultimately take them to their new home. >> the beekeepers planned to transport the entire colony to a fruit orchard in oregon -- in oregon. a california teen who broke off with her teacher, is dating him again. the 18-year-old said her relationship is back on with 41- year-old james hooker. hooker said he left his wife and four children for powers. the couple broke up about the time hooker was arrested on charges that he sexually assaulted a student in 1998. the couple made the talk show circuit, justifying their relationship. an impressive play in the stands. check this out. >> pop-up. there's that catch.
>> if you look closely, you can see the fan made the one-handed catch while holding his pizza. he gets a congratulatory hug from his girlfriend. the foul ball, catches one in four free tickets to a coming game. and also a discount at the team store. >> and should be a contract, too, as an outfielder. >> kind of hard to play with pizza in the other hand. >> wow. partly sunny, mild afternoon. >> bob has the updated first warning forecast next. ,,,,,,,,
what a beautiful day out, bob. a little rain yesterday. didn't help with the fire danger. but did little or nothing to help with our drought. because we really need. i mean, we're down 4 1/2 to 5 inches of rain. that's a month and a half worth of rain that we are now still in that deficit. so it's going to take a while to get that back. hopefully we'll see more rain this weekend, which will help. we're talking not about the reservoirs as much as the soil, is very are very dry. the top layer of the soil, still very, very dry. pleasant afternoon. 69.
east winds, 6. the barometer now, holding steady. 30.05 inches. the dew point is down and drying out nicely. warm spot now. d.c. and cumberland, both at 72. ocean city down by the ocean, where the ocean temperature is in the low 50s. it's only 54 down there. oakland, now,a the 63 locally, with a lot of sunshine. just a few clouds. upper 60s as you see, very pleasant temperatures. tomorrow, four or five degrees. nice day. light east winds right now. winds really won't be a major factor. tomorrow, looks like more of a southerly or southwesterly winds. increased humidity by late tomorrow night. on saturday afternoon, we've got a pretty good chance with this front coming in from the west, of scattered shower and thundershower activity. hopefully we'll get some decent rain out of it. but thundershowers typically come down so hard and fast, most of it just runs off. the good news is, at least some of these models have this front as it approaches us, saturday night and sunday.
slowing down somewhere along the coast and holding up. if that, in fact, happens, low pressure expected to develop, somewhere in georgia, coming up often the coast. at least one of the models has it too far east. and we don't really see much in the way of rain, except the thundershower threat, late saturday. if the low pressure from the gulf can hug our area, make additional moisture, it could actually rain late saturday night into sunday. the models have been going back and forth on this the last couple of days. really probably not going to know more about this until maybe later tomorrow. get more of a concensus. but there's a pretty good shot, we will see more scattered shower or thundershower activity, by late in the afternoon or saturday night. it will be warmer for sure. then that front may be giving us i good chance of rain sunday. south winds, 5 to 10 knots. and we could really use it. the bay temp, still around 57 degrees. so nice, pleasant night, upper 40s and mild for this time of year. and then tomorrow, lots of sun. a few clouds. it will be milder. back up in the low to mid-70s.
and saturday afternoon. warmer, more humid. maybe in the afternoon or thundershower or shower on saturday. >> thank you, bob. still to come on eyewitness news tonight. cold case heats up. as police make a gruesome discovery on this howard county street. i'm gigi barnett. that story is next. ,,,,,,,, [ male announcer ] are you paying more and more for cable
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these plants aren't the only thing that is going to suffer if maryland doesn't see some rain pretty soon. i'm monique griego. we'll have the latest on these coming up. >> check in for these stories and all the day's breaking news. >> eyewitness news at 5:00 starts now. cold case cracked. police find the body of a maryland mother, who vanished more than 20 years ago. >> where she was hidden. and who is now facing murder charges. >> hi. i'm kai jackson. >> and i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. a howard county woman, missing since 1991, is found buried just feet away from her home. and tonight, her husband is under arrest. wjz is live at howard county police headquart